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Far Cry 4 story details leak out

Jonathan Lester
Far Cry 4, Ubisoft

Far Cry 4 story details leak out

Conveniently just in time to cool controversy

You can't keep anything secret on the internet these days. Especially when, like Ubisoft, you post a bunch of as-yet-unreleased story details on your digital marketplace.

People will notice that.

This time, the snippet involves Far Cry 4, spotted on the Uplay product page by Reddit user desirecampbell.

"Hidden in the majestic Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence," reads the cached description. "You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother's dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min."

"Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat."

So, with the aid of the increasingly controversial box art, let's review...

Far Cry 4 story details leak out

We're thinking that's probably Min in the sharp suit, then. Just guessing. Mind you, it's refreshing to see that the protagonist actually hails from the region, as opposed to being a white American who conveniently turns up to save all the natives.

A cynic would suggest that the leak was very conveniently timed, as many pundits and gamers were already criticing Ubisoft over that very issue.

We're set to learn more about Far Cry 4 at E3, unless Ubisoft leaks any more details. It's slated for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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Late  May. 21, 2014 at 11:44

The box art had people in an uproar about racism and homophobia?!


socialjeebus  May. 21, 2014 at 12:18

Wow, talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.

Too many people have too much time on their hands.

The irony is that Ubisoft are reasonably pro-active too (especially Assassin's Creed).

Anyway, I can't wait personally.

The environment alone will be a massive contrast to FC3.

Last edited by socialjeebus, May. 21, 2014 at 12:19
JonLester  May. 21, 2014 at 13:14

Yeah, I feel that there was some seriously premature bandwagon-jumping here. All we have is box art. Colourful, kinda awesome looking box art.

I can't speak for all gamers -- I want to hear from you! -- but I suspect that the recent Nintendo controversy over Tomodachi Life (which was justified by their very offensive public statement just for starters) has left the door open for pundits and sites to get some easy exposure by simply hinting at a whiff of scandal.

Hang on, why aren't we doing that? Expect FAR CRY 4 RACISM SHAME to be this afternoon's big headline...

Don't get me wrong, we should demand the best from our games and their developers. When we actually have the information to go on!

Last edited by JonLester, May. 21, 2014 at 13:19
stevenjameshyde  May. 21, 2014 at 13:19

Expect FAR CRY 3 RACISM SHAME to be this afternoon's big headline...

I reckon there's a gap in the market for a gaming news website that paints all articles as tabloid-style frenzies. What sounds better - "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare announced" or "KEVIN SPACEY ENDORSES MURDER SIMULATOR"?

Late  May. 21, 2014 at 14:46

What sounds better - "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare announced" or "KEVIN SPACEY ENDORSES MURDER SIMULATOR"?


JonLester  May. 22, 2014 at 10:38

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